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Posted on 03/19/2003 7:22:30 PM PST by drZ
Delegate Don Dwyer, a member of the House Judicial Committee and strong defender of the 2nd Amendment has asked for your help in countering the propaganda from Leah Barrett of Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse. His e-mail is below - the email he received is the following message
Fellow Pro- 2nd Amendment supporters, This e-mail was just sent to every member of the Jud committee. I would urge you to fire back with what ever information you have to combat this obvious propaganda. This is what we have to deal with. If you dont have factual data dont worry about it. They continually make up facts so we should use their tactics. Its obvious that their approach is successful.
Delegate- Don Dwyer, Jr.
MAHA PRESS RELEASE March 18th, 2003
Marylanders Support Assault Weapons Ban
A statewide survey of Maryland voters shows clear support for a ban on military-style assault weapons. Nearly two-thirds of Maryland voters (64%) say they favor a ban on the future sales of military-style assault weapons, while 33% oppose a future ban. The remaining 3% gave no answer.
The General Assembly is considering a ban on such weapons (SB 494 and HB 844). A state ban is especially important since the federal assault weapons ban, passed in 1994, is due to expire in September 2004 unless reauthorized by Congress and the Bush Administration. The General Assembly bill would ban the sale of copycat assault weapons such as the Bushmaster used in the Washington area sniper murders last autumn. The Bushmaster is a close copy of the M-16 military assault rifle.
The survey demonstrated broad support for an assault weapons ban among the Maryland electorate with majorities in favor in every demographic sub-group in the survey, including Republicans (52%), Eastern Shoremen (58%), and Western Maryland voters (53%). Men (57%) give the proposal majority support, but women (71%) are more enthusiastic. Baltimore City voters (79%), African-Americans (77%), and Democrats (73%) are the biggest supporters of a ban on future sales of military-style assault weapons.
Leah Barret, Executive Director of Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse, commented: "The people of Maryland do not want these devastating weapons on our streets. I hope that our lawmakers in Annapolis are listening and will pass this sensible bill. When over 600 Marylanders continue to die each year from gun violence, more must be done to stem this deadly tide."
Contact: Leah Barrett, Executive Director Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse Tel: 410 889 1447; Fax: 410 889 1480
You need to contact the Maryland House Judicial Comittee now and let them know your thoughts (be polite) !
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